SEMI's Cluster tool standards for semiconductor vacuum operations are still being ignored in the industry, according to the report Cluster Tools in IC Processing: Technology and Market Forecasts, recently published by The Information Network
Synplicity, Inc. announced it has joined the ARM Connected Community. As part of the ARM Connected Community, Synplicity will gain access to a full range of resources to help it market and deploy innovative solutions that enable developers to get their ARM Powered products to market faster.
A number of breakthrough applications for employing contact mask aligners have demonstrated the equipment's versatility far beyond the production of silicon wafers. Once reserved solely for the building of integrated circuits, contact mask aligners are now used to fabricate cutting edge products, including those that incorporate MEMS (miniature electro-mechanical systems) and microfluidics technology.
Driven by the conversion to copper interconnect materials in the Memory Sector, demand for Copper Slurry for CMP will increase 26% in 2007, according to the report CMP Technology: Competition, Products, Markets, recently published by The Information Network
EV Group announced the installation of an EVG540C2W System at Datacon. During the long-term cooperation and development agreement in the field of advanced-chip-to-wafer (AC2W) technology, Datacon extends their Application Lab with EVG equipment.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced that it has developed, what it claims to be as the industry's first 50-nanometer (nm) DDR2 DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chip, which will increase production efficiency from the 60nm level by 55 percent.
Aviza Technology, Inc. has announced that the company was awarded a multi year grant of approximately 1.2 million (GBP), or $2.2 million (USD), from the Welsh Assembly Government's Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) program.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (President and CEO: Setsuhiro Shimomura) announced that Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics U.S.A. Inc. (MEUS), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, has received a subpoena from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division seeking information about the sales of Mitsubishi Electric static random access memory (SRAM) in the United States.
Agilent Technologies Inc. and AT4 Wireless (formerly known as CETECOM Spain) announced that Agilent's Measurement Systems Division and Wireless Business Unit have won a contract valued at more than US$1 million jointly with AT4 Wireless for fixed and mobile WiMAX conformance test and regulatory test systems with Telecom Technology Centre (TTC) Taiwan.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) and ATI Technologies Inc. announced that the proposed acquisition of ATI by AMD has been approved by the Minister of Industry under the Investment Canada Act, satisfying one of the conditions to the closing of the acquisition.
In both the second and third quarter of 2006 Osram Opto Semiconductors placed additional follow-on orders for SUSS LithoFab200 Clusters, which are specifically used in volume production for the manufacturing of High Brightness / High Power Light Emitting Diodes (LED).
Nanotecture Ltd has won the Shell Energy Award from the Institution of Chemical Engineers ("IChemE") for its innovative supercapacitor technology that could significantly reduce CO2 and other diesel engine emissions by eliminating the need to idle truck engines to provide power for electrical loads.